The Truth About Canada
Some Important, Some Astonishing, and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our CountryBook - 2008
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"Knowing that a new government treaty like the FTA or NAFTA for further Canada-U.S. integration would never survive the opposition in Parliament, 'Proponents have moved underground to promote "deep integration"...policy harmonization that increasingly opens social life across the continent to the discipline of the market. It is about increasing the power of corporations and ongoing de-regulation'."
"The so-called 'NAFTA-plus' or 'deep integration' or 'Grand Bargain' being promoted and discussed at these secret meetings plans for the elimination of barriers to even greater foreign ownership and control, the slashing of government spending on social programs, the weakening of prospective environmental regulation...and many other policies that will result in even greater control of Canada by the United States."
"In 1989, the House of Commons passed their now notorious all-party unanimous resolution promising to wipe out child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. At that time ... 15.1 percent of children in this country were living in poverty. ... By 2004, despite substantial economic growth and huge wealth creation, the number of poor children had grown to 17.7 percent, or almost 1.2 million children.: [p. 22]
"Royalties in Alberta's oil sands have for many years probably been the lowest in the world. ... Overall petroleum taxes, royalties, and revenue-sharing in the petroleum industry in Canada have been less than a third of those in Norway." [p. 289]
Child poverty in Norway is between 2.4 to 4.2 percent. [p. 24]
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